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Vikings

The Vikings were diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the …

Ancient History

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of An Ancient Wonder

For thousands of years, the Babylonians have likely been taking credit for one of the greatest feats of the Assyrians, according to scholar Stephanie …

Ancient History

3 Stocks I'm Never Selling

These companies have what it takes to succeed for decades to come.<p>I have bought and sold quite a few stocks through the years. Some I wished later …

Investing

50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

4 Stocks You'll Regret Not Buying 20 Years From Now

Disney for the future of entertainment.<p>Starbucks for China's potential.<p>Microsoft for the cloud.<p>Visa for … well, everything!<p>This week I read a very …

How American Students Truly Rank in International Testing

One of the biggest political battleground issues for 2018 is going to be education policy, and America’s international test scores serve as evidence …

These Are the 50 Best ETFs to Invest in Now

The MONEY 50 expands with a brand-new list.<p>Two broad trends have come to dominate the fund universe over the past decade: the triumph of low-cost …

5 Experts Predict What Will Happen to Stocks in 2018

The stock market may be reaching new heights, but how stable is it?<p>A year ago there were real concerns that this bull market, the second-longest …

Best Index Funds for 2018

Here are some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio.<p>If you're an investor who doesn't want to focus on individual stocks, …

5 Surprising Buys For A Safe 55.8% Dividend Yield

If you’d invested in the average S&P 500 stock back in 1970, you’d be yielding <i>55.8%</i> on your original buy today. (And in just a few minutes, I’ll reveal 5 stocks whose strong payout growth will get you there <i>a lot</i> faster than that.)<p>Think about that: 55.8% is more than half of what you originally …

Investing

Any Startup Can Blow Up Their Website Traffic for Free With a Single Blog Post. Here’s Exactly How To Do It

Here’s the situation. You run a startup. You have a website. And your website has basically no traffic.<p>Except your mom. (Thanks, mom.)<p>Like any savvy …

Little-Known Asian Battles that Changed History

Gaugamela (331 B.C.) to Kohima (1944)<p>You probably haven't heard of most of them, but these little-known Asian battles had a major impact on world …

41 Legitimate Ways To Make Money Online Without Being Scammed

I’ll be honest with you.Until I actually <b>started making money online myself</b>, I believed it was just a myth.A dream that’s just too good to be true. A …

Small Business

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Warren Buffett

Give Your Traditional Syllabus a Needed Makeover!

<i>“In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.” – Harry Wong</i>Many of us will be …

Education Technology

With money bail, system continues to criminalize poverty

Sens. Kamala Harris, Rand Paul push bill that could help states develop justice alternatives<p>Maranda O'Donnell sat in jail for three days last year because she couldn't pay $2,500 bail. She was arrested for driving with an invalid license. O’Donnell, a mother, had been struggling financially at the …

Prison

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that its most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure …

Leadership

Why You Need A Mentor And How To Get One

The importance of mentors cannot be overstated. A good mentor inspires you, stretches you, connects you, develops your EQ, opens your mind and most importantly, doesn’t judge. They provide a safe space to learn, experiment and ask questions, no matter how seemingly stupid. In the corporate world, …

Entrepreneurship

The GOP Is No Longer A 'Conservative' Party

They've become radical, and they want to remake America.<p>To most Americans, “conservative” is interchangeable with “Republican Party.” After all, the GOP has usually been the more conservative side of a two-party system for a century. We also tend to understand who a conservative is based on the …

Charter Schools Are Constantly Burning Out Teachers—And They Often Like It That Way

John was fresh-out-of-college and had never set foot in a city school before. Hired the day before the school year started, he missed out on the …

6 Unique Things You'll Find Good Leaders Doing Every Day

These are the signs of leaders assured of their position, their identity, and their destination.<p>Being a good leader can be a lonely place. For those that choose to make the courageous journey, it's walking the higher road of integrity and moral authority. There are no shortcuts. That's where mere …

Leadership

Why “servant leaders” are so effective

It’s no wonder that Lady Vols coach Pat Summit has worked with so many women who go on to be leaders themselves<p>Leadership is an exponential equation. That means the best leaders have a force-multiplying impact on their entire organization. They cultivate other great leaders who develop difference — …

Leadership

Why Every Leader Should Have A Mentor

In 1966, fresh out of school, Michael Bloomberg was hired to work as a trader at Salomon Brothers & Hutzler. The managing partner, William Salomon, became Bloomberg’s lifelong mentor. In a commemorative op-ed published a few years ago upon Salomon’s passing, Bloomberg mused on the valuable business …

Leadership

How Boomers Can Start A Business Selling Decades Of Knowledge

Many prospective boomer entrepreneurs struggle to find a business idea that fits them without realizing that they already possess a valuable asset they can sell profitably: their knowledge.<p>After a career spanning 30 years or longer, one thing most boomers can offer is inside knowledge and …

Entrepreneurship

The 50 Best Side Businesses for Teachers

For teachers, summer is often full of free time. And that means there’s an opportunity to make some extra money. But you don’t have to resort to …

5 Steps for Landing Your First Client as a Freelancer

Starting off a career as a freelancer – whether you work in web design, web development or content writing – is not easy.<p>One of the most challenging …

Employment

The smartest thing good bosses do takes no money and little effort

I say this because walking the higher road of integrity with eyes watching your every move in the 8-5 fish bowl can be a very lonely place.<p>But here's the hard truth of leadership: When leaders display the rarefied strength of valuing their employees<i>,</i> legacies are made, careers advance, and …

American Psychological Association

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

Leadership

Where Are All Of The Teachers Going?

Between 2009 and 2014 the enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,00 to 451,000, a 35% reduction. That’s a pretty shocking number. Fewer young people are interested in becoming teachers, and that’s a problem because school enrollment is projected to increase by roughly three …